This analysis is directed at machinists who set up and operate machines to cut or grind metal and
similar materials into parts or products with precise dimensions.
A machinist is a skilled tradesperson who possesses a wide range of knowledge, including
engineering drawings, layout procedures and mathematics, as well as skills in machining and assembly.
Machinists are employed in a wide range of manufacturing industries and are primarily found in
three main areas:
- production of prototypes of products and equipment in a research and development
- production of multiple parts required for assembly;
- maintenance of industrial equipment.
Machinists must possess a sound knowledge of the properties of metals and related machineable
materials and the ability to determine cutting speeds and feeds using a wide variety of cutting tools. Machinists
must be proficient in mathematics and also in the interpretation of engineering drawings.
Machinists work in a wide variety of facilities from large machine shops found in factories to small
"job-shops" found in both urban and rural settings.
Machinists work closely with welders, tool and die makers, fitters and millwrights in the assembly
of precision products.
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Certificate of Apprenticeship
Red Seal Endorsement (Inter-provincial Standards Examination)
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